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Level 3 Announces the Closing of Its $550 million Tranche B III Term Loan; Redemption of 3.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2012
Nov 10, 2011 (06:11 PM EST)


BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc., (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Level 3 Financing, Inc., has closed its $550 million Tranche B III Term Loan under its existing secured credit agreement, which was announced on Nov. 4, 2011.

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Additionally, Level 3 Communications issued a notice to redeem on Dec. 10, 2011 the $274 million aggregate principal amount of Level 3 Communications, Inc.'s 3.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2012 and prepaid the $280 million Tranche B Term Loan under the existing secured credit agreement. As a result, the total aggregate principal amount of the loans under the secured credit agreement is $2.6 billion.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a premier global provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers. Over its reliable, scalable and secure network, Level 3 delivers integrated IP solutions, including converged, data, voice, video and managed solutions to help enable customers' growth and efficiency. Level 3 operates a unique global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents in more than 45 countries, connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, visit www.level3.com.

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Forward-Looking Statement

Some of the statements made in this press release are forward looking in nature. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to:  the company's ability to successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition, the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; a discontinuation of the development and expansion of the Internet as a communications medium and marketplace for the distribution and consumption of data and video; and disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3's ability to obtain additional financing.  Additional factors include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to:  increase and maintain the volume of traffic on its network; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; adapt to rapid technological changes that lead to further competition; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; and meet all of the terms and conditions of debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information


Media:

Investors:

Monica Martinez

Mark Stoutenberg

720-888-3991

720-888-2518

Monica.Martinez@Level3.com

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com



SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.